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Digital Manufacturing Advice: Digital Manufacturing 4.0. Easy Access to Digital Manufacturing for small engineering businesses, CAD contractors & Freelancers
Technology and innovation go hand in hand. If there is no technological backing it will be really difficult for new innovations to take place in this highly
3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products
Value Engineering is concerned with new products, whilst Value Analysis involves existing products. Both include reducing costs, improving function or both.
Virtual and Augmented Reality: Revolutionising complex product development and making the factory of the future a reality for today’s manufacturers
CAD Illustrations: 3DCAD is most effective when integrated with the whole product development process, assisting key stages including marketing & maintenance
Engineering Negotiation and Persuasion: Managers need to negotiate and persuade others. Engineer may do this with suppliers or to acquire funds or resources.
Kanban: Parts are supplied to a workstation only when needed. It involves signalling to the previous workstation, the supply of parts needs replenishing
Funding Your Manufacturing Business: Alternative Funding Options for your Small Manufacturing Business. How and where to get the crucial funding your business needs.
Product Development Business Strategy: Before starting your product development journey any project must be aligned to company objectives & contribute to aims
Skills Shortage Answers: Technical Recruitments Agencies, Targeted Advertising, Improved Pay and Understanding What Skills are in Demand
Solving Skills Gaps: Critical Skills Shortages – The Problem and Potential Solutions for You
Lean Manufacturing 5 Whys is a problem solving technique aimed at finding the root cause of an issue. Pioneered by Toyota, 5 Whys is a very simple method, yet it can be highly effective.
Accelerated Ambitions: A Comprehensive Plan for Boosting Productivity through Employability, Qualifications & Skills, Matching Local Jobs to Talent, plus world class Coaching and Developing a Exceptional Work Ethic
Emphasising Employability: Self Motivation and Work Ethic. Developing the traits Employers Love
Localism Agenda: Matching Regional Suppliers of Top Technical Talent with the Skills Shortage Needs of Local Businesses
High Quality Coaching:High Quality Coaching: Developing Confidence and Ambition through Mentoring
Engineering Interview Tips: All your work so far is really aimed at one thing-getting you to interview. Having put so much effort into your preparation, you’ll want to perform at your best-Here’s how…
Visibility Lean Manufacturing: This is the preferred management style. Managers and other employees are encouraged to get out and about on the shop floor or wherever the work takes place
Six Sigma is a methodology that focusses on process improvement as a means to improve quality, through defect reduction. Pioneered by Motorola, Six Sigma is used widely in manufactung.
Costing Considerations are an important part of product development. Getting them right is quite simply the difference between market success and failure. We take a look at the key considerations.
Costing Design ideas: Practice estimating the cost of manufactured components by costing ideas early. If you have an internal buyer, tap into and spread their knowledge. If not, use regular suppliers
Managing Research and Development: Here you will find some practical R&D considerations, tips and hints, regarding practical implementation and the relevance to small manufacturers.
3D Printing Materials: Selecting the Right Option for Great Components. Fully Understand the range of options available from polymers to metals
3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers
Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles
Supplier Selection and Evaluation: Supply Chains and SMEs. Supply Chain Management, Analysis and Approval
MSc or MBA: There are a number of distinct personal and business advantages of obtaining formal technical qualifications. As such, they are well worth engineers’ striving for.
Professional Registration Engineering Council: 36 institutions are licensing bodies of the ECUK. It regulates the engineering profession and maintains standards, particularly in competence and ethics.
Engineering Career Routes: There are broadly speaking, academic and vocational routes to a fulfilling engineering career. They are both valid and valuable, and badly needed by industry.
This is a sensible and practical guide for success at every step of job hunting. Highly accessible, it effectively motivates and informs in an excellently
Clear, engaging, informative, fabulously rich. An effective way to get motivated, get organised and get informed for the career you want to lead. As a
Salaries and Engineer Shortage: How Engineers Can Earn More
Technical Qualifications Benefits: There are a number of distinct personal and business advantages of obtaining formal technical qualifications. As such, they are well worth engineers’ striving for.
3D Printing Manufacturing Methods: There has been a lot reported about 3D Printing, both within industry and in the media. Let’s separate the hype from what’s useful to engineers and manufacturers.
Lean Manufacturing Outsourcing: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. It’s a decision of significant importance to remain competitive.
Make or Buy: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. It’s a decision of significant importance if they are to remain competitive.
Development Processes and Procedures: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 4: Simple processes and procedures, working to a plan, managing risks, project management
Strong Communication: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 3: process visibility, relevance to all business teams, how to move at pace
Cross-Functional Team: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 2: Approval gates and reviews, resourcing, access to facilities and tools